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Benjamin Northey conductor
Christian Li violin


Holst The Planets: Jupiter
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, movement 1
Elgar Enigma Variations: Nimrod, E.D.U.
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite
Beethoven Symphony No.6, movements 3, 4 & 5
Ravel Boléro

About this performance

This is a reawakening of our city; a return to the stage for Melbourne’s biggest band.

Specially-selected repertoire from the more than 80 cancelled performances across 2021 will showcase the musical might that only a symphony orchestra can deliver. Feel summer’s early warmth as you experience moments of orchestral magic from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Elgar and Holst. The night will feature a performance by 14-year old ARIA nominee and MSO Young Artist in Association, Christian Li, performing the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Violin Concerto, and will build into the ultimate climax, Ravel’s Boléro.

These are some of the biggest names in classical music, being performed in our city’s premier outdoor venue and led by our hometown hero, Benjamin Northey.

Enjoy the sight and sound of the MSO as the sun sets over a city we have all missed so dearly these past months.

Gates open at 6pm

Duration: approx. 2 hours including interval

Concert Program

Emirates Red Principal Partner 800X400

Classical Hits at the Bowl is presented by MSO Principal Partner, Emirates.

COVIDSafe Information

The MSO and the venues in which we perform will operate under government health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event. Entry to this event will require ticket holders to comply with the venue's conditions of entry, including all relevant COVID-19 protocols, which may include providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption. Up-to-date information will be included in the pre-concert email sent to attendees a few days prior to the performance.

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